Molecular gut content analysis caterpillars

Molecular gut content analysis caterpillars

Section Lepidoptera - Research

The pilot phase of a planned project (proposal submitted to DFG; leadership: Dr. A. Hausmann) concerning molecular analysis of gut contents of larvae of Neotropical Geometridae from canopy fogging has successfully been finished. The project is actually performed with own financiation of personel and consumables. Aims: Refined and improved data on host-plant relationships, host-plant specificity and species numbers of primary leaf-eaters in the canopy of Neotropical rain forests in Ecuador.